Concentrating in the areas of personal injury law and the defense of criminal cases for the past 29 years, Rick Terrana is highly respected among his peers for his tenacity in the courtroom. His cross-examination skills and persuasive jury arguments have gained him local, national, and international recognition on Dateline, Geraldo Rivera, Hallmark Movie Channel, and European television to name a few. Mr. Terrana was profiled in a best-selling crime novel “House of Secrets” for his representation in State v. Eddie Lee Sexton.
Mr. Terrana, a life-long resident of Tampa, has practiced law since 1988. In addition to his continuing involvement in the legal community, he volunteers a significant amount of time with youth sports organizations. He is active in his community as a former member of the Barrio Latino Commission, and previously served as chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13-F.
All state and federal crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, violent crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, DUI, weapon charges, white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, grand jury investigations, criminal appeals, ineffective counsel claims, and parole and probation violations.
Including those caused by car and truck accidents, and any accident resulting in wrongful death or serious or catastrophic injuries such as boating accidents, premises liability, slip-and-fall, inadequate security, defective products, work-related third-party claims, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and injuries suffered at amusement or theme parks.
Terrana devotes a significant amount of time to provide mediation services throughout the state of Florida. Drawing on his vast experience in defending and prosecuting cases through the conclusion of over 150 jury trials, he works extremely hard to facilitate alternative dispute resolution.